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OSWALDO VIGAS (1923/2014), VENEZUELAN PAINTER – No matter what you use, as long as the expressive horizon is vast

SYNTHESIZING MODERN CURRENT PLASTIC CURRENCY WITH LATIN AMERICAN ROOTS OSWALDO VIGAS 1/3 – He was born in Valencia (Carabobo, Venezuela) in 1923, but his job varied between France and Venezuela. Venezuelan painter and muralist has originally been able to blend his Latin American roots with the artistic currents of his temporal horizon of life. He studied medicine, but his creative …

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BRAULIO SALAZAR (1917/2008), VENEZUELAN PAINTER – From Realism to Cubism

THE LONG CREATIVE ROAD OF PAINTER WHO LOVED CARABOBO BRAULIO SALAZAR 1/3 – The Museum of Modern Art in his hometown takes his name. The child, who later became a plastic artist was born in Valencia (Carabobo, Venezuela), in a house at El Sol street (now Paez Street, two blocks from the Cabriales River) in 1917. Www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vmHTer3iQc He universalized his …

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BARBARO RIVAS (1893/1967), VENEZUELAN PAINTER – Value of intuitive use of colors

PAINTING SYMBOLICALLY AND IRREVERENTLY BARBARO RIVAS 1/3 – He was born in Petare (Miranda, Venezuela), not attended school or even any painters’ shop, but grew up in the principles and practice of the Catholic faith. In 1925 he discovered passion for painting, realizing wall paintings for facades and vestibules of the city. Https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=haB91WjEN7c In 1934 he painted a lying Christ, …

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ARTURO MICHELENA (1863/1898), VENEZUELAN PAINTER – Within short life, the product of great eclecticism

THE HISTORY OF NATION, DISTRIBUTING GOOD COLORS AND USING THE BEST LIGHT ARTURO MICHELENA 1/3 – In 1874, at the age of eleven, he made his first self-portrait. At age 12, he produced 10 illustrations for the book “Customs of Venezuela”. He – son of a painter – was born on north of Valencia (Carabobo, Venezuela) at the threshold of …

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ANGEL RAMIRO SANCHEZ (1974), VENEZUELAN FIGURATIVE PAINTER – Telling human stories through five senses

WHEN PAINTINGS ELEVATE REALISM TO VISUAL POETRY ANGEL RAMIRO SANCHEZ 1/3 – He was born in Maracaibo in 1974, receiving for his extraordinary talent a musical education in Venezuela. Looking at his paintings you will see two countries – Venezuela and Italy, land where he was born and the one which formed him, because he studied at the Academy of …

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MARIA IZQUIERDO (1902/1955), MEXICAN PAINTER – Woman who opened the door for many female artists

ART AS A MEAN OF COMMUNICATION WITH THE SOUL MARIA IZQUIERDO 1/3 – Most of his works are preserved abroad and many other works are lost. She is known to be the first Mexican woman to have brought her own artwork to the United States. She was born in San Juan de los Lagos (Jalisco), http://www.visitasanjuan.mx/lugares/casa-de-la-cultura/ but after five years …

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LORENA RODRIGUEZ (1972), MEXICAN PAINTER – From the personal to the universal

ONE BRUSHSTROKE AT A TIME TO SHATTER STEREOTYPES ABOUT MEXICAN WOMEN LORENA RODRIGUEZ 1/3 – She was born in Monterrey (Mexico) and she held a degree from Graphic Design. Motivating artistic force in her life from time she was born was her mother (painter and art teacher). Lorena’s paintings explore many layers, which comprise Mexican women and the society, in …

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JUAN SORIANO (1920/2006), MEXICAN PAINTER – Between portraits, still lifes and surrealistic scenes

LONG HISTORY OF MEXICAN ABSTRACT AND SURREALIST PAINTER JUAN SORIANO 1/3 – He has been one of Mexico’s most important modern artists, expressing his creativity among the imagination of Mexican muralists and experimental adventure. Http://www.juansoriano.net/biografia/bio2.html Veteran child of the Mexican Revolution was born in Guadalajara, but developed his distinctive style since he was fifteen years old in Mexico City. His …

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JOSÉ CLEMENTE OROZCO (1883/1949), MEXICAN PAINTER – Art ambassador and tireless traveler

THE GIGANTISM OF MURALS BOLD AND HIGHLY COLORED IN STYLE JOSÉ CLEMENTE OROZCO 1/3 – He was born in Ciudad Guzman. http://www.museodeartecarrillogil.com/ This Mexican social painter specialized in painting human suffering through murals. Between 1922 and 1948, his murals enriched the cultural heritage of many cities (such as Mexico City, New York and Guadalajara). When he was a child, on …

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GUNTHER GERZSO (1915/2000), MEXICAN PAINTER – versatile artist

SURREALIST STYLE MEXICAN PAINTER – The evolution from Mexican art to Abstract art GUNTHER GERZSO 1/3 – He was born in Mexico City in the times of the Revolution and his father was a Hungarian immigrant. During the revolution, the economic crisis caused the family fled to Europe, but later they returned to Mexico. Not being able take care of …

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